Overcoming Barriers

Age Level: 8–9  Grade Level: 3–4

A series of four books about Sign Language and Braille. Two of the titles are an introduction to sign language and Braille, including the history of American Sign Language (ASL) and Braille, and how to use both. The other two titles highlight children who are deaf and blind, including interviews, and how they handle their disability at home, school, etc.

  • Introduces young readers to different methods of communication through high interest topics
  • Includes both leisure reading topics and topics that will supplement the need for communication in the curriculum
  • Suppports the Social Studies curriculum
  • 7 1/2” x 9”
  • 48pp.
  • Illus. with color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations
  • Contains words to know, learn more, and an index
  • Spring 2012
  • Series Lexile: 770
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What Is Braille?

What Is Braille?

Deborah Kent
Many people who are blind learn Braille in order to read. This innovative code allows them to read everything from popular books to maps and signs as well as write their own books. Learn the history of Braille, how it has developed, and how it is used by some young people featured in this book...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3770-0
Binding: Library Ed.
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What Is It Like to Be Blind?

What Is It Like to Be Blind?

Deborah Kent
People who are blind learn ways to use their senses of touch and hearing in order to sense the world around them. Read about the tools they use, including canes and seeing eye dogs, to travel and to be independent...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3768-7
Binding: Library Ed.
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What Is It Like to Be Deaf?

What Is It Like to Be Deaf?

Deborah Kent
The world is quieter if you are deaf. What is that like? How do people who are deaf or hard of hearing communicate? How do videophones work? Learn all about sign language, hearing aids, and the latest technology that helps people who are deaf interact with the people in their lives...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3769-4
Binding: Library Ed.
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What Is Sign Language?

What Is Sign Language?

Deborah Kent
For people who are deaf, learning language is different. Many learn sign language to let people know what they are thinking or feeling. They motion with their hands, faces, and bodies to communicate. Learn the history of sign language, how it is used today, and how it is the first language for a special fourth-grade girl...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3771-7
Binding: Library Ed.
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